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Joint Northumbria University and Newcastle University UCU Press Release

Joint Northumbria University and Newcastle University UCU Press Release, 15 October 2020   With a record attendance of close to 300, a branch meeting of Newcastle University UCU (14 October 2020) registered its failure to agree with Newcastle University that the campus was ‘Covid safe and secure,’ as university management insist. This follows on from…

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Industrial action at Durham University

There are currently two disputes involving UCU members in higher education. One relates to the USS pension fund and the other is about pay and working conditions. UCU members in 46 institutions have voted to take strike action and action short of a strike (ASOS) about USS. Members in 57 institutions have voted to take…

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UCU joint strike rally

UCU Durham University and UCU Newcastle University held a joint strike rally in Newcastle on 25th November. Approximately 300 people attended the rally, showing their support for the strike action. The speakers: Beth Farhat, TUC Regional Secretary Chi Onwurah, Labour Candidate Newcastle Central Siobhan McGrath, UCU Durham University Adriana Salazar-Mendez, UCU Durham University Stacy Gillis,…

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Industrial action at Newcastle University

There are currently two disputes involving UCU members in higher education. One relates to the USS pension fund and the other is about pay and working conditions. UCU members in 46 institutions have voted to take strike action and action short of a strike (ASOS) about USS. Members in 57 institutions have voted to take…

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Reinstate sacked UCU rep Dave Muritu

      Sandwell College has been accused of losing all sense of proportion over the dismissal of a lecturer, and warned it will face industrial action if the decision is not reversed. The college sacked Dave Muritu for gross misconduct at the end of May. Dave Muritu had written on a poster promoting the…

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